“There’s Nothing Here”

No, that’s not a comment from McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks regarding the reference to a possible Franks’ connection to the Illinois Integrity Fund smear mail against County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio.

What Franks said was, “It’s much ado about nothing.”

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”

“There’s nothing here,” was from Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa about the contribution Alderman Ed Burke, “a face on the Mount Rushmore of Chicago’s machine politicians,” as the Chicago Tribune puts it.

Commenting on the campaign contribution Federal investigators say Burke illegally solicited on Preckwinkle’s behalf, Ramirez-Rosa said, “Do people think she called Ed Burke and said, ‘You’ve got to shake down these guys for $10,000?’ Come on. Let’s talk about what’s important to the people of Chicago, which is who can bring change to City Hall. That’s Toni Preckwinkle.'”

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